Lynas confident of hearing after panel visit
KUANTAN: Ahead of the public hearing today, the Lynas executive review committee visited the rare earth refinery in Gebeng here.
Lynas chief executive officer Amanda Lacaze said the firm showed the committee every “nook and cranny” of the plant.
“We feel it is important for the committee to complete its work.
“We are very happy they spent so long with us today,” she said when met at a community gathering at SK Balok here yesterday.
Lacaze said there were also representatives from various agencies, who were with the six members of the committee.
She also said she would attend the hearing today with Lynas staff.
“This is a terrific opportunity for us to explain our philosophy of zero harm to the people, community and environment,” she said.
Lynas vice-president of people and culture Mimi Afzan Afza said the gathering was planned more than a month ago.
She added that locals were more receptive to the company’s presence, as compared to a few years ago.
“It is now purely political. “The people from Chendor to Beserah don’t understand why the government is still talking about it when there are more pressing issues in the country,” Kampung Balok resident Datuk Shaharuddin Shamsudin, 68, said.